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Magician's Arsenal, Professional Tricks of the Trade

Magician's Arsenal, Professional Tricks of the Trade

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MAGIC TRICKS AND FUN TRICKS FOR TOTAL AMUSEMENT
MAGIC TRICKS AND FUN TRICKS FOR TOTAL AMUSEMENT

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The following are six of my favorite tricks for
stage or private parties.

BANG-FLASH

This is simply a pull-string firework with a
piece of flash paper around the firecracker. Hide
the prepared device in your sleeve, as depicted in
the illustration. When you need to use it, simply
insert your right thumb into the free loop and
pull. A bright flash will appear in front of your
chest, along with the firecracker bang. The
firecracker will ignite the flash paper easily.

AUTOMATCH

band. Open the cover of the matches and bend it
all the way back. Remove two or three matches
and place them between the bent-back cover and
the striker on the back cover. Tightly encircle the
rubber band around the matchbook as shown,
trapping the match heads between the covers
against the striker. The bottoms of the matches
protrude. At this point, if you pull a match free, it
will come out lit. If it doesn't light, tighten the
rubber band. Insert a safety pin through the
matchbook "tunnel," as shown in the illustration,
and pin this under your lapel or your coat. Pull a
match free and it lights: instant magic.

MINIMETEORS

This is a great trick and a great way to meet
women. You pull a lit match out of your lapel or
out from under your coat and light their cigarettes.
It uses three common household items: a book
of paper matches, a safety pin, and a rubber

This trick only requires a book of paper
matches. Cut the heads off several matches with a
razor blade. Hold the closed matchbook in your
fingers as shown. Place one of the match heads
on the bottom portion of the striker (closest to

BANG-FLASH

Magician's View
of His Palm

Tuck Up Sleeve or
in Watchband

Pull-String Firework

Flash Paper

AUTOMATCH

Safety Pin

Matchbook
(turned
inside out)

Rubber Band

Pull match

out and it

lights itself.

Matches Tripped against the Striker
between Covers

Pin this device under your coat

92WARNING: THE EFFECTS AND DEVICES IN THIS BOOK ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN
BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. THIS MATERIAL IS PRESENTED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

your body) and place the thumb of that same
hand on the match head to pinch it between the
striker and thumb. Thrust that thumb forward
quickly and release the match head. It will light
and shoot forward (or any direction you wish).

PARTY FLASHER

This is a wonderful little device for either the
stage or the back alley. It is one of those little
champagne party poppers inside a metal 35mm

film can. If you don't want to buy a roll of film,
the grocery store has many products in metal
cans (spices, etc.) Poke a hole in the bottom of
the can and insert the string from the party
popper through it. That's it; you're ready to
perform. I keep one of these, ready to use, tied to
one my belt loops so the popper in the can hangs
down on my side. I have a big ball of flash paper
instead of paper streamers inserted in the popper.
This thing will destroy a charging dog's mind, not
to mention what it might do to a mugger's eyes.

MINIMETEORS

1. Cut the heads off several paper matches.

PARTY FLASHER

2. Hold the match
head under your

thumb and

against striker.

3. Scrape the match
head across the striker as
your thumb throws it
forward

quickly.

4. Flip the lit match several
feet

Ball of Flash Paper Insert

Party Popper

2. Try this device by

hand,
much like the hand

flasher on page 2.

35mm Film Can

Poke a hole
in the can
and run a
string

through it.

FLAMING FINGER

FLAMING FINGER II

1. Stick your finger in your
mouth and wet it heavily
with saliva.

Dip finger in rubbing
alcohol.
3. Light finger with match or

lit candle.

Light cigarette with finger

or transfer flame from

candle to candle.

Wick

Flint Wheel

Entire unit is made

from pipe

fittings, scrap metal, and a

stripped-down lighter.

Solder, rivet, or use

liquid steel

to connect parts.
Hobby shop has small

metal tubing and fittings.

WARNING: THE EFFECTS AND DEVICES IN THIS BOOK ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN

BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. THIS MATERIAL IS PRESENTED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

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FLAMING FINGER I

This is great for lighting someone's cigarette or
transferring a flame from one candle to another.
Stick your finger in your mouth to wet it. Then
dip the finger in rubbing alcohol (or, if in a bar,
use 151 rum). Light your finger immediately with
a lighter or any open flame. Blowout when done.
Don't let it burn for more than 3 or 4 seconds, or
the fire will extinguish on its own.

FLAMING FINGER II

This mechanical device does the same thing as
in the previous example except that you can let
your finger burn for as long as you want. This
device is painted flesh tone and is invisible from a
few feet. It is made entirely from small metal pipe
fittings. This device was on the market years ago,
and I still see one now and then. It's much easier
just to build your own. Enjoy.

94WARNING: THE EFFECTS AND DEVICES IN THIS BOOK ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN
BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. THIS MATERIAL IS PRESENTED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

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